Light and Immortality Verses Death
With the God-given awareness of satan’s endeavor to spread among us false teachers who distort the vision and corrupt the revelation so that Yahweh’s promises might become unattainable, we should take heed to the inspired admonition to “stir up that inner fire,” because Yahweh has not given us a spirit of fear, but has given us a spirit of love, power, and soundness of mind.
We are required, according to the Word, to accept the responsibilities and hardships that faithfulness and dedication to the cause and principle of the revelation entails.
We should constantly remind ourselves that Yahweh has rescued us out of the corruption of sin and death by giving unto us his Spirit, which enables us to become partakers of his holy life. Not on the grounds of merit or any goodness on our part did we become heirs of his kingdom of righteousness, but because it was his plan and purpose before the creation of the world to gather together all people through his revealed Word and life, which the Anointed Messiah came into the world to make manifest.
Since the Holy Spirit came, the method and power that Yahweh used to accomplish his plan, has become apparent. For Yasha completely abolished death, and through the power and life that was generated by the light and truth of his word, he opened unto us the revelation and benefits of immortality and has shown us the avenue that leads into it. Second Timothy 1:10 says that by Yasha’s appearing he abolished death and brought Life and immortality to light through the Gospel.
Up until the time of Yasha, this Light had not been seen, even though it had always been clearly written in the Bible. The Light was rejected by the ecclesiastical system, and those who would so much as question the scriptures that reveal the Light, were rejected and persecuted, just as they are today. Nevertheless, we willingly suffer, if need be, to fulfill our mission to make known this revelation that is so essential to the enlightenment of others to this great hope that we share.
Yahweh is leading some into maturity, and giving them the responsibility of becoming a light to those in darkness. Without this vision there can be no stimulant to activate growth and motivate the spirit toward maturity, and there must be this compelling force.
We must be able to grasp a promise by faith before we are able to bring it into a reality and benefit from it. All we receive from the Father must come through faith. As you believe so shall it be. If we can comprehend and believe for them, we can possess every promise in the Bible.
Fulfillment in this life has never been the thought or goal of the church as a whole. Very little is said concerning the real meaning and purpose of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the administration of the Melchisedek Priesthood of Christ through the ministry and spiritual gifts. The modern concept that no progress in Spirit-development is required in this age to prepare us for the responsibilities of the Kingdom life, has robbed the revelation of its meaning and produced for the laity a goalless existence and perverts the gospel message. This theory supplies an escape route for those believing the eternal torment and the annihilation theory, which is always presented as full salvation; therefore, it is denied that salvation is reached through the indwelling Spirit and word which has the potential to swallow up death unto life eternal.
The escape message teaches that our transformation will take place in the grave, that is, in the state of death. But the message does not possess an energizing force strong enough to pull its advocates toward their goal, for you never see them rushing toward natural death with great zeal and anticipation to take hold of the promised immortality.
The scripture is so very clear in its statement that the present order, or arrangement, will not change until his body, the church, has developed into full maturity which will usher in the golden age. For this the groaning creation waits.
“For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of Yahweh. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope. Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of Yahweh. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of the body,” Romans 8:19-23.